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A Will-o-wisp Encounter

July 7, 2014
By freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
freeperson DIAMOND, Burlington, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"Have you seen the way he looks at you, the way his expression softens and his eyes are like stars...?" - Ara Weston

A will-o-wisp
In the middle of the night
Beckons me close
With it's enchanting light.

I draw nearer
Unaware of the water
That lay under my feet
A deadly slaughter.

I step into the water
Snap out of my spell
Whether I'll live
I cannot tell.

I'm being dragged
Down into the depths
It tells a sad tale
Of a thousand deaths.

Suddenly a hand
Reaches through it all
Pulling me up
As I fall.

I thank the man
The walker on water
From saving my soul
From a will-o-wisp encounter.

The author's comments:
There's a legend about the will-o-wisp. So that's kinda what this is about…but really more fantasy, because I am mystified, enchanted, and spellbound by the will-o-wisp. I just don't want to be trapped by one.

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